Anh Le

Anh Le

Bio: Anh Le is a graduating film student from San Jose State University. A storyteller and a writer, Anh’s focus is telling stories that heal the wounds of society. Her journey in writing stemmed from penpalling friends all around the world, sharing stories of diverse cultures and adventures. In the future, Anh wants to write and direct comedy television shows for Hulu, Saturday Night Live, and Netflix where they have an extensive platform for entertaining audiences through laughter and telling stories that inspire positive social change.

Op-Ed: Why Some People Think the Oldies are Better

You may have heard this a million times from your parents or grandparents, but they always say that the old music is better than the music today. It’s more likely because the older music gives positive feelings when they have heard it before. It acts like a memory that people can read from their library mind. There has been scientific research that shows how the music we know triggers the emotional centers of the brain.

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Netflix May Introduce Ads by the End of 2022

Netflix is planning to introduce a lower-priced tier that includes ads. They want to do this in the last three months of the year and they are also researching password sharing among their subscribers to make a better profit. This left the industry shocked as Netflix formerly committed to not having commercials on the streaming platform again. Looks like they changed their minds.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Her Experience as Wanda Maximoff

Elizabeth Olsen started out playing as an understudy in the Broadway play Impressionism. She never appeared on the stage, but this didn’t make Olsen lose her confidence in acting. She got her first Avengers role in Avengers: Age of Ultron as Wanda Maximoff.

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North Korea Gets First COVID Outbreak

On Thursday North Korea reported their first outbreak of COVID-19, leading them to completely lock down their cities and counties. Experts from other nations are skeptical because North Korea doesn’t have a lot of COVID testing materials and a weakened public health system. This can be fatal because most of their citizens are not vaccinated.

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Joe Hisaishi and His Limitless Imagination

If you know the movies Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, you probably recognize the style of their original scores. These films were composed by Joe Hisaishi, one of the most prominent artists in Japan. He incorporates classical melodies with jazz to flush out his special characteristic that soothes the soul. He has worked on over twenty feature films, all in which have a unique taste from one another.

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Abortion Continues to Divide America

The United States continues to split from their differences. The issue on spotlight is abortion, and with one arguing about pro-life and the other focusing on the life of the mother, there has been difficult chances to see the subject eye to eye. Some states have outlawed abortion. For women to get an abortion, some of them have crossed into different states. This can be a crime for some states too.

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Shortage on Baby Formula

In San Antonio, parents are lining up in stores to get baby formula. Supplies are shortening and the parents who do have baby formula are rationing it day by day until it lasts. 56 percent of normal supplies in San Antonio were out of stock and parents struggled to find food for their children. This hurts most ln mothers who have low paying jobs, yet they still need to work and they have little time to breastfeed their kids.

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“The Body Keeps the Score” Talks About the Impacts of PTSD

If there is anything that has evoked from the pandemic, it is the rise and acknowledgement of mental health. Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score shares experiences and thoughts on overcoming a traumatic experience and techniques that are used to recover from those scars. Everyone has had at least one traumatic experience, but they either have little impact or large impact.

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Miami Grand Prix – Formula 1 Has Everyone’s Engines Running for Excitement

Max Verstappen has won the first ever Miami Grand Prix after his two roaring laps. There was a safety concern on Lap 41 when the McLaren driver spun the right-rear tyre and it ripped off. Fernando Alonso was given a five-second penalty because he left the track and had an advantage on the penultimate lap.

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U.S. Tells Taiwan to Buy Their Weapons

The Biden administration has been pushing Taiwan to buy their missiles and arms during the heat of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. American officials have been observing the Taiwanese military to see if they are able to fight off a possible invasion from China. There could be a seaborne invasion and the Russian invasion had launched a need for Taiwan to acquire more weapons.

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Jill Biden Meets the First Lady of Ukraine

On Sunday, May 8th, First Lady Jill Biden paid a surprising visit to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. It has been a few months since Zelenska was seen in public. She has been hiding during the Russian invasion.

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Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Women’s Pant Pockets

If there is one thing that’s frustrating in this world, it is that women’s pants have little pockets or no pockets. Then, there are fake pockets. What is useful about fake pockets? Women’s pockets are often 48 percent shorter and 6.5 percent narrower than men’s pockets.

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